The House met at half-past Two o'clock.
1 London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill,The Order of the day being read for the Second Reading of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Bill;
Ordered, That the Bill be read a second time on Tuesday 21st June.
2 Private Bills [Lords] (Revival),The Order of the day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the Question proposed on 24th May, That so much of the Lords Message [19th May] as relates to the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords] be now considered;
That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution;
And the Question being again proposed:The House resumed the adjourned Debate.
And the Question being put;
Ordered, That so much of the Lords Message [19th May] as relates to the London Local Authorities Bill [Lords] be now considered.
Resolved, That this House concurs with the Lords in their Resolution.
Message to the Lords to acquaint them therewith.
3 National Lottery Bill,The Order of the day being read, for the Second Reading of the National Lottery Bill;
And a Motion being made, and the Question being proposed, That the Bill be now read a second time;
An Amendment was proposed to the Question, to leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question and add the words 'this House declines to give a Second Reading to the National Lottery Bill because it creates the Big Lottery Fund, which will take the National Lottery further away from its original purpose of providing new resources to charities, sport, heritage and the arts; because it breaches the principle of additionality and allows the Secretary of State too much interference over the direction of Lottery funds and distributors; because it fails to restore funding to the original four good causes, which have lost £3 billion in Lottery funding since 1998; and because it fails to give the public sufficient say in where Lottery funding will go', instead thereof.(Mrs Theresa May.)
And the Question being put, That the Amendment be made;
The House divided.
Tellers for the Ayes, Bob Russell, Mr John Randall: 197.
So the Question was negatived.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr Alan Campbell, Mr Dave Watts: 290.
And the Main Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 62 (Amendment on second and third reading):It was agreed to.
The Bill was accordingly read a second time.
4 National Lottery Bill (Programme),A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the National Lottery Bill:
1. The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.
Proceedings in Standing Committee
2. Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 20th October 2005.
3. The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.
Consideration and Third Reading
4. Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.
5. Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.
6. Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.
7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed(Mr Parmjit Dhanda);
The House divided.
Tellers for the Ayes, Mr Dave Watts, Mr Alan Campbell: 282.
So the Question was agreed to.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr Peter Atkinson, Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: 197.
5 National Lottery Bill [Money],Her Majesty's Recommendation having been signified to the proposed Motion relating to National Lottery Bill [Money];
A Motion was made, and the Question being put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions and ways and means resolutions in connection with bills), That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the National Lottery Bill, it is expedient to authorise
(1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament of any increase attributable to the Act in sums payable out of money provided by Parliament under another enactment, and
(2) the payment of sums into the Consolidated Fund(Mr Parmjit Dhanda):It was agreed to.
6 Welsh Grand Committee,Ordered, That
(a) the matter of the Government's Legislative Programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech as it relates to Wales be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration;
(b) the Committee shall meet at Westminster on Thursday 23rd June between One o'clock and half-past Five o'clock to consider the matter of the Government's Legislative Programme as outlined in the Queen's Speech as it relates to Wales, under Standing Order No. 107 (Welsh Grand Committee (Matters relating exclusively to Wales)).(Mr Parmjit Dhanda.)
7 Adjournment,Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.(Mr Parmjit Dhanda.)
And accordingly, the House, having continued to sit till fourteen minutes to Nine o'clock, adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 8.46 p.m.
Michael J. Martin
Mr Speaker will take the Chair at half-past Eleven o'clock.
Papers presented or laid upon the Table:
Papers subject to Affirmative Resolution:
1 Civil Contingencies,Draft Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr John Hutton].
2 Transport,Draft Railways Act 1993 (Determination of Turnover) Order 2005 [by Act], with an Explanatory Memorandum [by Command] [Mr Secretary Darling].
3 Law Commission,Report of the Law Commission for 2004-05 [by Act]; to be printed [No. 83] [Ms Harriet Harman].
4 Northern Ireland,Report of the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints for 2004-05 [by Statutory Instrument]; to be printed [No. 67] [Mr Secretary Hain].
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Sitting in Westminster Hall
The sitting began at half-past Nine o'clock.
Adjournment,Resolved, That the sitting be now adjourned.(Claire Ward.)
And accordingly the sitting was adjourned till to-morrow.
[Adjourned at 2 p.m.
Sir Alan Haselhurst
In pursuance of Standing Order No. 4 (Chairmen's Panel), the Speaker has nominated Mrs Janet Dean to be a member of the Chairmen's Panel during this Session.